(2-(Phenoxycarbonyl)phenyl)boronic acid

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150-152 °C

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(2-(Phenoxycarbonyl)phenyl)boronic acid is a boronic acid catalyst from the Hall Group developed for chemoselective activation of oxime N−OH bonds for the preparation of functionalized amide compounds via Beckmann Rearrangement. This catalyst is efficient to transform various diaryl, aryl-alkyl, heteroaryl-alkyl, and dialkyl oximes to amide products under ambient conditions.

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Xiaobin Mo et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(15), 5264-5271 (2018-03-23)
Catalytic activation of hydroxyl functionalities is of great interest for the production of pharmaceuticals and commodity chemicals. Here, 2-alkoxycarbonyl- and 2-phenoxycarbonyl-phenylboronic acid were identified as efficient catalysts for the direct and chemoselective activation of oxime N-OH bonds in the Beckmann...
Scope and Mechanism of a True Organocatalytic Beckmann Rearrangement with a Boronic Acid/Perfluoropinacol System under Ambient Conditions.
Mo X, et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(15), 5264-5271 (2018)

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